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#Back To School

From TheJournal.ie The Big Idea: The Dublin education company building a global audience of 1 million students Back To School

The Big Idea: The Dublin education company building a global audience of 1 million students

Examtime is just 18 months old, but already is making waves in the education world by putting students first.

From TheJournal.ie Open Thread: How do you feel about sending your little one off to school? 1 September

9 memories from the first day back to primary school

Time of our lives.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Does your child have bed-wetting issues? Positive reinforcement is essential Wetting The Bed

Opinion: Does your child have bed-wetting issues? Positive reinforcement is essential

Disrupted nights can damage children’s self-esteem and exhaust them before a day at school.

From TheJournal.ie Bus Éireann technical glitch leaves families waiting for yearly tickets Along In A Minute

Bus Éireann technical glitch leaves families waiting for yearly tickets

Thousands of families are still waiting while some schools start this week.

9 crucial back-to-school supplies every 90s kid coveted

The only thing that made going back to school bearable.

From TheJournal.ie Pre-treating schoolchildren could cause head lice to mutate, parents warned Back To School

Pre-treating schoolchildren could cause head lice to mutate, parents warned

Schools generally experience a spike in head lice cases at the start of a new term, as children congregate after months apart…

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I'm already worried about how I'll pay for my children to go back to school Money Money Money

Opinion: I'm already worried about how I'll pay for my children to go back to school

Our children’s education must not depend on their parents’ ability to pay.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The weighty issue of school bags needs to be addressed... Back To School

Opinion: The weighty issue of school bags needs to be addressed...

The Ministry for Education continues to ignore the damaging effects of an overweight backpack.

From TheJournal.ie Celebration? - fear of 'birthday marathon' creates dread in parents Back To School

Celebration? - fear of 'birthday marathon' creates dread in parents

The cost of birthday presents can put a financial burden onto Irish parents.

From TheJournal.ie Back to school costs fall in 2014 but are still 'crippling too many families' Back To School

Back to school costs fall in 2014 but are still 'crippling too many families'

Barnardos calls on government to take a stand on cost of school uniforms and books as parents are “being pushed to breaking point again and again”.

From TheJournal.ie How much does it cost to send your kid to school? Charity

How much does it cost to send your kid to school?

Barnardos wants to know about the price of socks, PE clothes and tablets.

From TheJournal.ie Was your child's school uniform made by children? Ask your retailer, parents advised... Child Labour

Was your child's school uniform made by children? Ask your retailer, parents advised...

Teachers’ union the INTO says shoppers picking up uniforms for their children should ask retailers whether child labour was used in the clothes’ manufacture.

From The42 From captain to manager? Robbie Keane begins coaching qualifications Back To School

From captain to manager? Robbie Keane begins coaching qualifications

The 33-year old will start the UEFA A and B diploma course this week.

We just want to cheer you up this morning...

… so here are a few LOLs.

From TheJournal.ie This is the school uniform questionnaire parents are being sent SCHOOL DAYS

This is the school uniform questionnaire parents are being sent

The questionnaire aims to find out if parents want their children wearing school uniforms and, if so, what type they would like them to wear.

From TheJournal.ie Parents to be asked if they want their children to wear school uniforms Cost Of School

Parents to be asked if they want their children to wear school uniforms

Ruairí Quinn has launched proposals to cut the cost of school uniforms by empowering parents to make their views known to schools.

From TheJournal.ie 118 new classes to open for children with special needs Back To School

118 new classes to open for children with special needs

The classes will be based in 113 mainstream primary and post primary schools.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should schools relax their uniform policies to cut costs for parents? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should schools relax their uniform policies to cut costs for parents?

There have been calls for schools to allow parents to buy generic uniforms and iron-on crests to save money. Do you agree?

6 very helpful notes from kids to teachers

Kids can be very… direct.

From TheJournal.ie PICS: First day of school smiles, tears and tantrums Awwww This post contains images

PICS: First day of school smiles, tears and tantrums

Some laughed, most cried as they realised their parents were actually going to leave them with a stranger called ‘Teacher’.

From The42 8 reasons why going back to school wasn't so bad Memory Lane

8 reasons why going back to school wasn't so bad

Best days of your life…

10 memories we all have from starting big school

You’re in the big leagues now.

9 things today's first years have no memory of

Secondary school first years were probably born in 2000. KILL US NOW!

From TheJournal.ie Parents urged to check children for head lice in the coming weeks Back To School

Parents urged to check children for head lice in the coming weeks

With children going back to school in the coming weeks, pharmacists are warning about the dangers of head lice.

From TheJournal.ie Replacing child benefit with school attendance payment 'would save €100m' Child Benefit

Replacing child benefit with school attendance payment 'would save €100m'

TD Denis Naughten has said the payment of €130 would remain intact but would be based on school attendance under his proposal which he said could also help reduce truancy.

From TheJournal.ie Infographic: The cost of sending a child to school in Ireland School Costs Survey

Infographic: The cost of sending a child to school in Ireland

Children’s charity Barnardos has laid out the results of its annual School Costs Survey in this very handy and informative graphic

From TheJournal.ie Child missed 17 days of school because they had no lunch - Barnardos School Costs Survey

Child missed 17 days of school because they had no lunch - Barnardos

Barnardos’ annual School Costs Survey has revealed that parents are continuing to struggle to meet the cost of sending their child to school.

From The42 A sneak peek inside ROG's French class at Racing Métro Back To School This post contains videos

A sneak peek inside ROG's French class at Racing Métro

Félicitations, Rog!

From TheJournal.ie 110,000 families to receive the back-to-school allowance automatically Back To School

110,000 families to receive the back-to-school allowance automatically

The automated approvals will reduce the large number of claims not processed until after schools have re-opened.

What Irish phrases will Gardaí need to learn?

An leatsa an gluaisteán seo?

From TheJournal.ie NCA following up on parents' complaints as Schoolbooks.ie problems continue Schoolbooks.ie

NCA following up on parents' complaints as Schoolbooks.ie problems continue

Some parents continue to experience problems with book orders and refunds as the National Consumer Agency says it is has received around 250 queries in relation to the online retailer.

From TheJournal.ie After two months off, TDs return to the Dáil and here's what to expect Dáil Éireann

After two months off, TDs return to the Dáil and here's what to expect

The Budget, property tax, abortion, bank debt, Luke Ming Flanagan’s t-shirts and James Reilly’s statements – some of what we can expect as the Dáil returns this week.

From TheJournal.ie As parents wait for books or their money back, Schoolbooks.ie stays silent Schoolbooks.ie

As parents wait for books or their money back, Schoolbooks.ie stays silent

Parents continue to experience problems with the online school books retailer which could not be contacted yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: The things that remind us it's back-to-school time You Tell Us This post contains images

Open thread: The things that remind us it's back-to-school time

Wallpaper-wrapped schoolbooks, the theme tune to Glenroe, a shoe-fitting machine of torture: what were the triggers that let you know it was THAT time of year again?

From TheJournal.ie Schoolbooks.ie admits errors as it manually reviews order backlog Schoolbooks.ie

Schoolbooks.ie admits errors as it manually reviews order backlog

The company has been making progress on the backlog of orders for school books but angry parents continue to wait for deliveries as their children return to school with no books.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here’s nine things to know this Friday…

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix: Thursday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Thursday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Parents feel pressure to pay voluntary school contributions Back To School

Parents feel pressure to pay voluntary school contributions

The National Parents’ Council said the anxiety of paying contributions can distract parents from offering the support their children need when starting back at school.